To prepare for the April 1, 2020, U.S. Census, West Hollywood has launched a “Be Counted West Hollywood” campaign to help mobilize community members to take part in the upcoming census.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the city will hold a meeting of its Complete Count Committee whose objective is engaging hard-to-reach community members so that everyone in West Hollywood is counted. A complete count is vitally important; an incomplete count may lead to inaccurate population figures, which are used by federal and state governments to assign resources on a per-capita basis. The meet will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Rooms 1 and 2 of the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
“The census provides critical information,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “A complete count will help to ensure that West Hollywood receives a fair share of federal funding and investments and, on a state level, the count will determine California’s apportionment in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s so important that people in our community take part and be counted.”
Member of the CCC will help craft strategies and will be equipped with important information about the Census 2020. In addition, members of the CCC will assist in disseminating information about the importance of the Census to friends, neighbors and acquaintances.
Those interested in joining the committee are asked to fill out an application which can be found at www.weho.org/census202 and return it to the City Clerk’s office.